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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Program Information

Industrial Design is the creative activity of meeting human need through design and development of new or improved artifacts, services and experiences, spanning the interwoven disciplines of Product Design, Interaction Design and Experience Design.

ID students are taught a comprehensive design process emphasizing a human-centered approach to design research, applied creativity, prototyping, development and implementation.

The program is structured around themed core design studios where students apply theory and practice on topics such as designing for emerging technology and design for interaction and experience. Supporting courses focus on drawing and communication, model building and prototyping, material exploration, design theory and design research methodologies. Elective courses provide opportunity for students to explore, broaden and contextualize their knowledge.

The program culminates in either a two-semester Product Design Studio or a Meta-Studio where students have the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge to define, complete and present an advanced, self-directed design project.

The program embodies the strategic plan and core values of the University: Material Innovation, Emerging Technologies, Health and Wellness and Sustainability.

Please refer to the Design Programs: Introduction.


Industrial Design Major Program Guide

All Faculty of Design programs are developed as semester groupings of related courses. In order to be best prepared to meet course expectations, students are normally required to complete all core courses in one semester before carrying on to courses in the next semester.

To meet graduation requirements, students must attain an overall average of 65% or higher for all designated core courses. After the first semester of first year, the minimum pass grade for core courses is 60%.

Note: Students in this Major or Minor Program Area are included in the Laptop Program, and are required to pay the associated fees for software and support.

All students should refer to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences for an outline of the liberal studies degree requirements.

 

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT

100 LEVEL: FALL SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES.

GDES 1B25 Form & Structure (core) 0.5
GDES 1B24 Colour and Two-dimensional Design 0.5

(If English is not your first language, consider enrolling in English Language Pathway, a special offering attached to GDES 1B16 Colour in Context which would be considered equivalent to GDES 1B24 for ESL students in First Year Design.)

GDES 1B22 Drawing for ID & MAAD 0.5



Must take LBST 1B04 (and one of LBST 1B11 or LBST 1B12 if you don't take one in the winter)
LBST 1B04

Global Visual and Material Culture: Beginnings to 1800 (LST)

0.5



LBST 1B11 The Essay and the Argument: Mechanics (LST) (available fall or winter) 0.5
or LBST 1B12 The Essay and the Argument: ESL (English as a Second Language) (LST)  (available fall only)



100 LEVEL: WINTER SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES.

GDES 1B21 Experience Design 0.5
INDS 1B01 ID Studio 1: The Design of Everyday Things (core) 0.5
GDES 1B29 Drawing for Industrial Design 0.5
INDS 1B02 Material Explorations 1 0.5



Must take LBST 1B05 (and one of LBST 1B11 or LBST 1B12 if you didn't take one in the fall)
LBST 1B05

Global Visual and Material Culture: 1800 to the Present (LST)

0.5



LBST 1B11 The Essay and the Argument: Mechanics (LST) (available fall or winter) 0.5
or LBST 1B12 The Essay and the Argument: ESL (English as a Second Language) (LST) (available fall only)



200 LEVEL: FALL SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES.

Choose one Liberal Studies course:
VISD 2B01 History of Modern Design (LST) 0.5
or VISD 2B10 History of 20th Century Architecture (LST)
See Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences  Choose one liberal studies course (see recommended list and links at the end of this document) 0.5
INDS 2B15 ID Studio 2: Design for Private Space (core)
0.5
INDS 2B17 Material Explorations 2 0.5
INDS 2B16 Representation & Communication for ID 0.5

200 LEVEL: WINTER SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES.

VISD 2B38 Contemporary Design Theories and Practices (LST) 0.5
GDES 2B03 Think Tank 1: Awareness (SEM) 0.5
INDS 2B19 ID Studio 3: Emerging Technologies (core) 0.5
INDS 2B18 Material Explorations 3 0.5
INDS 2B12 Advanced Drawing for 3D Design 0.5

300 LEVEL: FALL SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES.

SCTM 3B03 Human Factors for Designers (LST) 0.5
INDS 3B28 ID Studio 4: Design for Flow Space (core) 0.5
INDS 3B25 Conceptual Tools and Techniques 0.5
INDS 3B32 Connections/ Case Studies (SEM) 0.5
Choose one expansion studio from the list provided at the end of this document. 0.5

300 LEVEL: WINTER SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES.

See Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences  Choose one liberal studies course (see recommended list and links at the end of this document) 0.5
INDS 3B33 ID Studio 5: Sustainability & Systems Thinking (SEM) (core) 0.5
INDS 3B09 Research Methodologies for Industrial Designers (SEM) 0.5
INDS 3B31 Activist Design 0.5
Choose one expansion studio from the list provided at the end of this document. 0.5

400 LEVEL: FALL SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES.

See Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences Choose one liberal studies course (see recommended list and links at the end of this document) 0.5
INDS 4B07 Context and Departure Points 0.5
Choose one: 1.0
INDS 4C01 Meta Project 1 (core)
or INDS 4C03 ID Studio 6: Product Design 1 (core)
Choose one expansion studio from the list provided at the end of this guide. 0.5

400 LEVEL: WINTER SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.

See Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences  Choose one liberal studies course (see recommended list and links at the end of this document) 0.5
INDS 4B09 Professional Preparation (SEM) 0.5
Choose one: 1.0
INDS 4C02 Meta Project 2 (core)
or INDS 4C04 ID Studio 7: Product Design 2  (core)
Choose one expansion studio from the list provided below. 0.5



Expansion Studio Courses (subject to being offered):
GDES 3B38 Ambient Experience Design
GDES 3B45 Architectural Ceramics (not offered 2013/2014)
GDES 3B10 Art of Presentation
GDES 3B18 Biomimicry 1: Points of Departure
GDES 3B28 Biomimicry 2: Application
MAAD 2B24 Ceramics: Mouldmaking
GDES 3B79 Children's Toy Design & Invention
GDES 3B63 Cities for People/Summer Workshop (not offered 2013/2014)
GDES 3B13 Compelling User Experience 1
GDES 3B83 Design Forge (offered summer 2013)  
GDEX 3B06 Design for the North  
GDES 3B21 Designing Across Difference: Indigenous Communities
GDES 3B20 Design with Technology 1  
GDES 3B78 Design with Technology 2  
GDES 3B36 Domestic Ceramics: Exploring the Useful Object
GDEX 3B05 Exhibits That Engage  
GDES 3B40 Exploration, Insight and Foresight in Design (SEM)
GDES 3B46 Explorations in Architectural Glass
GDES 3B51 Fibre: Wearable Forms 1
GDES 3B80 Fibre: Wearable Forms 2
GDEX 3B04 Furniture Construction Methodologies   
GDES 3B15 Furniture Design 1

GDES 3B25 Furniture Design 2

GDES 4B11

Furniture Design 3


GDES 3B70 Game Design: Conceptual and Visual Approaches
GDES 3B71 Game Design: Digital Development
GDES 3B06 Guerrilla Entrepreneurship
GDES 3B53 Interactive Communication: Beyond the Screen (not offered 2013/2014)
GDES 3B27 Interactive Communication: Clever Devices
GDES 3B07 Interactive Communication: Smart Screens
GDES 3B24 Interior Design Studio
GDES 4B03 Internship (offered during summer)
MAAD 2B15 Intro to Ceramics (offered summer 2013)
GDEX 3B03 Introduction to Design Management  
GDES 3B84 Introduction to Photography
GDES 3B34 Jewellery Design 1: An Introduction (not offered 2013/2014)
GDES 3B50 Jewellery Design 2: Alternative Materials
GDES 3B66 Materials for a Sustainable Practice (SEM)
GDES 4B12 OCAD/Rotman Collaborative Practicum
GDES 3B73 Open Studio: Critical Approaches to Design Practice  
GDES 3B12 Socially Responsible Design Practices
GDES 3B09 Strategic Brand Development 1: Organizational Branding
GDES 3B42 Strategic Brand Development 2: Product Branding
GDES 3B60 Sustainable Design & Development
GDES 3B54 Think Tank 2: Consideration (SEM)
GDES 3B56 Universal Design (not offered 2013/2014)
DIGF 3B01 Networked Communities and Environments (SEM)
GDES 3B08 Wayfinding/Information Systems 1
GDES 3B16 Wearable Technology 1
GDES 3B44 Wearable Technology 2 (not offered 2013/2014)
BUSI 2B01 Introduction to Business (not offered 2013/2014)
BUSI 3B01 Project Management
BUSI 3B02 Business Ethics, Sustainability and Social Responsibility
BUSI 4B01 Entrepreneurship
or
Relevant, out of program, course - subject to approval. Contact Program Assistant Robert Pisano at rpisano@ocadu.ca for approvals/equivalencies, prior to commencement of class.
 

 
Recommended liberal studies courses (subject to being offered):
HUMN 3B13 STUFF: Material Culture and the Meaning of Things (LST)
SCTM 2B01 Introduction to Biology (LST)
SCTM 2B07 Introduction to Inclusive Design (LST)
SCTM 3B03 Human Factors for Designers (LST)
SCTM 3B04 Biological Principles of Sustainability (LST)
SOSC 2B06 The Basics of Human-Centred Research in Art and Design (LST)
SOSC 3B02 Material Culture and Consumer Society (LST)
VISD 2B01 History of Modern Design (LST)
VISD 2B22 History of Material Arts: Ancient Egypt to Modern Europe (LST)
VISD 2B38 Contemporary Design Theories and Practices (LST)
VISD 3B32 History of Furniture (LST)

Please visit Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences course listing for a full selection of liberal studies courses.

Last Modified:10/15/2013 9:47:39 AM